Phylogenomics Revives Traditional Views on Deep Animal Relationships

  title={Phylogenomics Revives Traditional Views on Deep Animal Relationships},
  author={H. Philippe and Romain Derelle and P. Lopez and K. Pick and C. Borchiellini and N. Boury-Esnault and J. Vacelet and E. Renard and E. Houliston and {\'E}ric Qu{\'e}innec and C. D. Silva and P. Wincker and H. L. Guyader and S. Leys and D. Jackson and Fabian Schreiber and D. Erpenbeck and B. Morgenstern and G. W{\"o}rheide and M. Manuel},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • H. Philippe, Romain Derelle, +17 authors M. Manuel
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The origin of many of the defining features of animal body plans, such as symmetry, nervous system, and the mesoderm, remains shrouded in mystery because of major uncertainty regarding the emergence order of the early branching taxa: the sponge groups, ctenophores, placozoans, cnidarians, and bilaterians. The "phylogenomic" approach [1] has recently provided a robust picture for intrabilaterian relationships [2, 3] but not yet for more early branching metazoan clades. We have assembled a… CONTINUE READING
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